When you boost your metabolism you make it easier to burn off calories—every single day—leading to quicker weight loss and to keeping that pesky excess weight off for good. On top of losing weight, increasing your metabolism also gives you more energy—allowing you to do more, be more and live more. So, what’s not to love about boosting metabolism? You look hot and you’re living hot! Here are our top 18 tricks to boost your metabolism and make you lose weight faster. Pick a few, employ them consistently and watch the fat melt off magically.
1. Get at least 8 hours of sleep every single night
Numerous research has shown that sleep deprivation slows your metabolism, so if you have trouble keeping awake at work or in class, then do whatever you can to get your 8 hour of rest every night. You’ll be more alert next time your professor solves X for Y.
2. Eat dark chocolate
Studies have shown that eating roughly one and a half ounces of dark chocolate daily (about the size of a Hershey’s bar) reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which is linked to slowing metabolism. Just to be sure, it’s not the Hershey’s Cookies ‘n Creme bars we’re referring to.
3. Download funny youtube videos and laugh lots
Laughing has more benefits than just making you happy. Laughing has been shown to increase energy expenditure, and it takes just 10 minutes for it to work. Kick back and enjoy your favorite video.
4. Drink green tea
Drinking green tea is one of the easiest and quickest changes you can make to your diet if you’re looking to lose weight fast. That’s because the antioxidant catechins inside green tea have repeatedly been proven to raise your resting metabolism by 4% and the rate at which your body burns fat by 17%. Drink up and drink lots!
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